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Concerts with Şevket Akıncı and Anıl Eraslan in Cologne, Hamburg and Berlin

Korhan Erel will play a series of concerts in Germany with his long-time collaborator from Istanbul, guitarist and composer Şevket Akıncı, and cellist Anıl Eraslan, with whom Korhan has been collaborating in several projects since 2010. Anıl is based in … Continue reading

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Two concerts in the New Sounds of Berlin and Istanbul at Radialsystem

Korhan Erel will play two concerts with his two Istanbul-based projects on March 14 at Radialsystem in the New Sounds of Istanbul and Berlin event organized by Borusan Music House (Istanbul) and Radialsystem (Berlin), and curated by Ipek Ipekçioğlu. The … Continue reading

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Islak Köpek’s 10th Anniversary Concerts in Istanbul and Berlin

Islak Köpek is an Istanbul-based free improvisation ensemble founded by me and Şevket Akıncı in 2005. It has been at the forefront of experimental music in Turkey ever since and has pioneered the beginning of free improvisation as an established … Continue reading

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Lotz / Erel duo – Hein / Erel / Marien trio

Korhan met Mark Alban Lotz in Istanbul in 2010, a few days before they went into the stuido to record Islak Köpek’s album “Istanbul Improv Sessions May 4th”. That album, released in 2011 on Evil Rabbit Recordings, has been receiving quite good … Continue reading

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K. Erel, S. Ağıryürüyen, A. Eraslan and Ş. Akıncı in Strasbourg (F) and Bern (SUI), June 10-13

Four heavyweights of the Istanbul improvisation scene, Korhan Erel, Sumru Ağıryürüyen (voice), Şevket Akıncı (elec. guitar, effects), and Anıl Eraslan (cello) will play several concerts in Strasbourg, France and Bern, Switzerland between June 10-12. The first concert involves the four … Continue reading

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Ağıryürüyen, Erel, Kaya, Öktem, Yıldız at Bahane Lounge

Korhan Erel will play an improvised set with Sumru Ağıryürüyen (voice), Erçin Kaya (keyboards), Kerem Öktem (drums) and Çağlayan Yıldız (elec. guitar, effects) at Bahane Lounge, one of the new venues for good music in Kadıköy, Istanbul’s cool district on … Continue reading

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Improvisation Ensemble in the KlangZeit Festival, Münster

Korhan Erel will play in the Improviser Ensemble in the KlangZeit Festival in Münster on February 1, 2014. The ensemble of selected improvisers from Germany, Israel, Turkey and Lebanon will play a concert following a three-day workshop. The performances will … Continue reading

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Duo with Nicolas Wiese at Quiet Cue, Berlin (Jan 25)

Nicolas Wiese and Korhan Erel will start their collaboration with a first-time meeting at QUIET CUE #131 on Saturday, January 25. The duo will create and diffuse digital and analog-feedback based textures, sounds and narratives in a quadraphonic sound field. … Continue reading

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Ağıryürüyen, Erel, Kaya, Öktem, Yıldız at Dunia, Dec 16

I will play an improvised set with Sumru Ağıryürüyen (voice), Erçin Kaya (keyboards), Kerem Öktem (drums) and Çağlayan Yıldız (elec. guitar, effects) at Dunia, one of Istanbul’s coolest venues for alternative music. Entrance is free. Music starts at 9pm. Dunia … Continue reading

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N. Krahl, K. Erel, T. Tüzün, G. Gürkal at Gitarcafe, Dec 2

Nora Krahl and I had known each other only by name, through our common friend Tolga Tüzün, composer, pianist and improviser, until we had a chance meeting at Frank Gratkowski’s house in February 2013. During that meeting, it turned out that … Continue reading

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